I, what?

What is the deal with the whole ‘I, blank’? I’ve seen it on a bunch of different things. The biggest is obviously the movie ‘I, robot’ (which i liked), but I’m wondering where the whole thing came from.

If it’s for technological stuff, it’s probably meant to reference Asimov’s I, Robot. I never read the book and have yet to see the movie, but I’m betting the title is meant to demonstrate a kind of self-awareness.

It is. In the movie, Sonny recognized himself as something unique amongst robots. He felt, he had emotion - something the rest did not. As such, the phrase “I, Robot” signifies a self awareness that is not common in things other than humans (traditionally).

It generally stems from Asimov’s “I, Robot”.

Speaking of the movie, I didn’t really like it. I thought it was pretty boring.

its a parody of I, claudius

I, think that about answers your question.